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Kansas land that is site of Knute Rockne memorial sold for $4 million


On Friday, the 1,539-acre property that includes the memorial was sold at auction for a little more than $4 million, according to Griffin Real Estate & Auction Service, a Kansas company that is overseeing the sale. The land, advertised as "top of the line ...


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jQuery(document).ready(function () { mi.leadAssets.init(); }); Kansas Kansas land that is site of Knute Rockne memorial sold for $4 million By Kaitlyn Schwers kschwers@kcstar.com LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story $(document).ready(function () { mi.articleShareTools.init({ nextLinkedin: '7634', nextPinterest: '7712' }); mi.socialSharingScroll.init(); }); February 24, 2018 01:07 PM Nearly 87 years ago, a plane carrying legendary Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne lost a wing and crashed on a farm in rural Chase County, Kan., killing everyone aboard. A marble and limestone monument was built at the crash site honoring Rockne and the seven others who died. On Friday, the 1,539-acre property that includes the memorial was sold at auction for a little more than $4 million, according to Griffin Real Estate & Auction Service, a Kansas company that is overseeing the sale. The land, advertised as "top of the line native grass pasture in the heart of the Flint Hills," sold for $2,600 per acreThe auction company said the Rockne memorial adds "a little more character" to the land, but probably didn't affect the sales price. jQuery(document).ready(function () { mi.renderNewsletterIframe.init({ container: '#newsletter-signUpWidget', url: 'http://x.email.kansascity.com/ats/url.aspx?cr=663&wu=174,http://x.email.kansascity.com/ats/url.aspx?cr=663&wu=180,http://x.email.kansascity.com/ats/url.aspx?cr=663&wu=176' }); }); Never miss a local story. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. SUBSCRIBE NOW jQuery(document).ready(function () { mi.calltoActionCtrl.init(); }); The previous owner of the property was ECross Cattle Co., a Texas-based cattle companyThe company's owners recently passed away. The winning bidder Friday was the Peterson family, who are from the area, the auction company saidThe sale is expected to be finalized on or before March 29. The sale of the land includes the plane crash memorial, which lists the names of the victims of the fatal 1931 plane crash: Rockne, Waldo Miller, H.JChristen, John Happer, Spencer Goldthwaite, C.ARobrecht, Robert Fry and Herman Mathias. Semantic approach is to add css styling --> Legendary Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne, in 1925He died six years later in a plane crash in Kansas File photo Rockne coached at the University of Notre Dame from 1918 to 1931, leading the Fighting Irish to a .881 overall winning percentage — the highest of any college or professional football coach. The 1940 film about him, "Knute Rockne, All American," co-starred Ronald Reagan as player George Gipp, aka The Gipper.

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